International League T20 2023 – Dubai Capitals vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, match preview, predicted lineups

Dc vs Adkr
Dubai Capitals kickstart the ILT20 2023 campaign playing Abu Dhabi Knight Riders on Friday

Dubai Capitals take on the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders on Friday in ILT20 2023 as the tournament begins. Both teams will be looking for a win here.

Date and Time : 13th January 2023, 6:45 PM (Local)

Venue : Dubai International Stadium, Dubai

Dubai Capitals will look to start the new campaign afresh and then build upon. It is only the first match and they will take confidence from it in coming games.

DC have talented batters in it’s lineup and will aim to assist the bowling by piling up totals. In terms of their bowling they will look to restrict.

Coach Phil Simmons will have the strategy in mind and players will have to execute.

On the other hand, Abu Dhabi Knight Riders will too be having ambitions of their own to fulfil this season as they will look to play quality cricket. Their next game is against the Gulf Giants.

ADKR batsman will look to exploit the conditions in their favour. Bowling wise they have the options and bowlers will look to do a job.

Head coach Abhishek Nayar will get his men underway in a new campaign.

For the wicket, it will be a balanced one.

Team news and possible lineups

There are no fresh injury concerns for both sides at the moment.

Dubai Capitals XI : Powell (C), H. Zazai, Uthappa, Suri, Root, Raza, Fabian Allen, Udana, Dickwella, Klaassen, M. Ur Rahman.

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders XI : Ingram, Stirling, Russell, Reifer, Narine (C), Kennar Lewis, Akeal Hosein, Rampaul, M. Khan, S. Ali, M. de Lange.


I think Dubai Capitals will have the home advantage as they will look to pile on the pressure on the ADKR side. A fierce contest but to be won by the home side in the end I think.


Alankrit Mathur

Hi, I am Alankrit Mathur. I have a passion for Football & Cricket. I love to write blogs about the above mentioned sports.

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